The Official Father Christmas (C64)

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The Official Father Christmas
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Platform: C64
Year: 1989
Developer: Enigma Variations Ltd.

The Official Father Christmas is a Christmas video game made in 1989 by Enigma Variations for Alternative Software Ltd. The game is set on Christmas Eve, with Santa (Father Christmas) rushing to deliver presents to the entire world.

After the player enters his/her name (which is used later in the personal letter to Santa), the first level takes the form of a flip-screen collecting game with Santa at home gathering the scattered pieces of his sleigh. If he collides with one of the elves running around, the item he is carrying is lost and has to be found again.

The player chooses six presents they want (computer, doll, book, etc.), which are listed on their letter to Santa. Santa then collects the presents as they fall from the top of the screen.

Finally Santa can deliver the presents, riding his sleigh over several horizontally-scrolling continents. The presents are dropped with parachutes and should be delivered to the homes indicated by arrows. Clouds and aeroplanes can knock them off course.


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The loading screen.

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The title screen.


In 1989, an unknown arranger typed several traditional Christmas songs into then-new Sonic Graffiti Music Editor V1.0.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Game Theme 01 TraditionalUnknown 0:16
02 Game Theme 02 James Lord PierpontUnknown 0:32
03 Game Theme 03 TraditionalUnknown 0:21

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(Source for composer: Recognizable songs. No source for arranger and programmer. Game lacks credits, and editor lacks driver credits.)

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them. An official NTSC release is not known.


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The Official Father Christmas - C64.jpg
Title: The Official Father Christmas
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1989-1?-??
Publisher: Alternative Software Ltd.